Dr G. Richard Olds, a Veteran Educator, Physician and Administrator to address Aspiring Medical Students

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Mumbai: President of St. George’s University, Dr. G. Richard Olds will be in India to address medical aspirants. With over 30 years of prior experience he has dedicated most of his time to advancements in the medical field, and hopes to address the shortage and maldistribution of physicians in the United States and around the world.

During his visit, he will touch upon the areas in medical education that require immediate attention, and will emphasise on issues such as the need for increased global exposure. He will hold a session discussing the key points on how to practice in the US. He has been playing a key role in aiding the transfer of knowledge between the medical education systems in the US and India.

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Adds Dr. G. Richard Olds, “India is today a rising star on the global stage on all fronts. Many of the country’s engineers are already going abroad for higher studies and as a result making their presence felt in the Engineering domain. A similar trend in medicine will help increase exposure towards global best practices in medicine for Indian doctors and empower them to make a difference.”

Dr. G. Richard Olds will cover the following topics in the session:

  • Why Indian Medical aspirants need more global exposure?

  • Tips for choosing your medical school?

  • Tips for medical aspirants wishing to practice in the United States

Interested aspirants can call SGU India Toll Free Number – 18005729921 for more details.

Date and Venue: The event will take place on 17th October 2018 in Mumbai at Nitya, Leela Hotel, Andheri Kurla Road, Sahar Rd, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

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Time: 7 pm to 8.30 pm

Dr. G. Richard OldsG. Richard Olds, MD, MACP


An educator, physician, and administrator during a distinguished career spanning more than 30 years, Dr. G. Richard Olds has served as the President of St. George’s University since August 2015. Dr. Olds is dedicated to the advancement of the University and its students, and collectively, hopes to help address the shortage and maldistribution of physicians in the United States and around the world.

Prior to joining SGU, Dr. Olds was the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Founding Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside (UCR). In 2010, he joined UCR to lead the creation of a new school of medicine – the first LCME-accredited medical school in California in more than four decades.

Dr. Olds is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was an infectious disease fellow and one of the nation’s first geographic medicine fellows at University Hospitals of Cleveland, where he also served as medical chief resident and faculty member. He served as full Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Molecular, Cell, and Development Biology at Brown University, and Professor and Chairman of Medicine at the MetroHealth Campus of Case Western Reserve University. His role at UCR was preceded by a stint as Professor and Chair of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to his academic background, Dr. Olds is a tropical disease specialist with extensive experience working in Asia and Africa.

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